From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Just Ditch Weeds

Green and blooming



Ditch weeds
I don't know the name of these plants. For this post, I'm calling them "ditch weeds" because they are growing along the ditch. (They are ditch weeds, not "ditch weed" which is a name that's often given to wild hemp.)

Their flowers are underwhelming when inspected closely. But don't they look fresh and pretty, growing in a clump on the banks of the ditch? Even the weeds have their moments of splendor.

1 comment:

Larry said...

They look like mustard-family plants to me; if you nibble a leaf and it has a sharp and peppery taste that is a good indicator.

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